Or, how I learned to stop worrying and hate this anime.
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The character design is really ugly
I’ve been a longtime fan of this show, and I love tuning in to see Bennett tear apart crappy anime. That being said I would LOVE to see Bennett do a theme month on the history of anime; reviewing some of the very first anime like: gigantor, 8 Man, speed racer etc. I love your 8man after review and your twilight of the cockroaches review I just hope that one day you’ll cover the golden age of anime.
The Friendly Satanist
Was anybody else distracted by the miniature Ferengi ears on
all the characters? I couldn’t help but notice, because the show kept featuring
close-ups of their ears, to an almost fetishized degree.
Also, did I miss something, because the back of the DVD
features the two lead characters in boxing gloves and trunks, but I didn’t see
anything like that in the show. I was promised a lesbian, boxing, OVA damnit!
no you didn’t miss anything….it was weird indeed to see that box art and how it unfolded to be just as misleading as the Teen Titans vs the Justice League movie
Seriously. What was with the Ferengi ears? (Saw your comment before watching the vid, so I couldn’t ignore it.)
Eiken?!!? Fucking really?!!?
Eiken…I’ve seen some shit man…
Sage and/or ‘Neer:
I don’t know what streaming service or type of player you’re using to host the video, but it brings my computer to a total crawl when attempting to play the video (everything becomes a slideshow). I’m forced to do an html scrape and download it just to have smooth playback.
Also, what sort of camera are you guys using these days? The quality of the live sections has jumped tenfold!
That locker room scene is both incredibly bullshit and not.
While that sort of thing has never happened to me in a public changing room like the locker room at school, that shit is pretty norm at conventions when female cosplayers are changing, at least amongst my friend group. I like to say that the whole male fantasy of what female sleep overs are like is bullshit, but at the same time most of my cosplay friends and I always go for each others boobs when we hang out. But its also all consensual, no grabbing some one you dont already know is down for it.
Granted I think when you do cosplay your personal boundaries are hella lowered.
Bennett YOU FOOL! Why would you give Eiken to Suave?! Those impossible boobs are going to crush him!!
May he go to the heaven/hell of 69 be torment or blessed?… by boob so big that you can crush cans withs
Speaking of your annotation is anybody else wishing for Kong to show up and blow up all of these idiots? Next time…. back to that old horrible chest nut. You know people make jokes about Mami Tomoe’s boobs but she’s got NOTHING on the chicks in Eiken, they look like their backs will snap like twix bars if they kneel down to pick up a penny. My back hurts just thinking about those chest cannons. And with tits bigger then Namek’s Dragonballs who better to cover that then Suave?
Man, this anime is not appealing looking. the art direction is ugly and i’m more lenient on the old anime designs since its more appealing visually than what we have now, but bleh. Seems like a pointless anime as well since there is no real plot and so on.
Still, can’t wait for next weeks episode. this is going to be interesting with one of the most notorious animes around.
Oh man, Gantz! I used to like that show when I was younger (it was so over the top, and the mystery of the black sphere was highly intriguing), but as I got older and read the end of the manga, I realized it was just a shlocky gorefest with way too much fanservice. Still, I’d love to see Bennett review the anime if he wants to.
Sage, Gabe just wants you to notice him
The HELL is wrong with their ears?
lol yeah those are some weird ears
Same here I was wonder what up with there ears man
Oh good. So it’s not just me.
Why does this guy say Tits like he’s Triple H?
Can someone run some of this dub-script by Wayne Grayson next time they see him at a convention? It ought to be hysterical.
Ok, so on the bullshit factor of locker room nonsense: VERY.
Ok so look. You know how a million years ago in his review for FFX-2 Spoony asked how often girls compare boob-sizes? Well here’s the thing. Yes. That is absolutely a thing that happens. I’ve had the conversation multiple times in life and let me tell you, it is not nearly as interesting as it sounds. Especially since it can go on for half an hour and devolve into mostly talking about price comparisons in clothing and how bullshit universal sizing is on said clothing etc etc. It’s incredibly boring unless you’re someone who needs to know where to buy better clothes so you don’t have steel wires stabbing you in the ribcage throughout the day until it fucking draws blood.
But the whole “let’s grab each others boobs in the changing room!” trope is complete and utter bullshit. For one thing; you’re in high school, you’re a bunch of awkward chicks who have no idea what their feelings and bodies are doing and as teenagers you’re so brainwashed to be afraid of “THE GAY” that anything that teasing, psychological bullies can latch onto to mercilessly remind you of for the next 2 years of your life are avoided. It sounds awful and immature and bitchy because it absolutely is, but if you do something that can get the rest of the girls whispering the next day “Did you see? I think so-and-so must totally be a lesbian!” juuuust within earshot of you followed by twittering laughter as you walk past? Yeah. it’s not worth that shit. Because when you’re in a changing room it is NOT a bunch of girls who are friends getting dressed. It’s a group of girls herded together by age, some of who can’t stand each other, some of who are completely indifferent to each other’s existence and some of who are just trying to survive high school with most of their sanity intact.
And if you happen to be the girl who doesn’t care about whispering and teasing and you run around grabbing other girls’ boobs just to get a reaction out of them because you have issues with getting attention, it takes ONE session of this before you and whoever you grabbed get called in to have a “discussion” with a teacher or principle about “appropriate behaviour” which is not only awkward and awful because you’re in trouble, but has you standing on your own while the others band together to outnumber you ans psychologically punish you for being in the minority.
So the answer is no. It’s not worth it, It’s stupid, If it DOES happen it’s regretted by absolutely everyone instantly, and chances are you’re so confused by wtf your emotions and hormones are doing you’re too scared to do anything out of place in case it causes you to overthink everything about yourself.
And as adults, also no. Maybe some girls are friends that way, but generally by friend group are the bunch of people who aren’t super into getting touched. So grabbing boobs is pretty much a good way to get yourself punched in the face by an angry 30-year old chubby girl who hits first and checks to see who grabbed her later.
Overly long comment, but there ya go. Some things happen, some things don’t. None of it is sexy.
The way I see it, and my perspective is, the problem with the “Compare boob size” scenes isn’t so much the fact that they are doing so… so much the dialog is CLEARLY written for men. So they are basically having arguments over whose boobs is more attractive to the male lead or something along those lines. Rather than having more believable dialog.
It actually really bugs me in anime… Not because I am prudish but because it is just immersion shattering every single time.
Ugh! I know right??
Girls DO compare sizes, but like I said; it is never sexy. and the size comparison NEVER involves “how attractive they are to men”. Size comparison is usually to do with things like discomfort, trying to talk each other out of low self esteem or, as I said, simple technicalities like where to buy better fitting clothes.
And I agree with you wholeheartedly. The second characters start talking like this it’s less “I am watching two people talk” and more “I am watching a writer put his foot in his mouth”
Yeah and its only in Anime. I never see that shit in Schlocky American stff. It was adorable in Slayers but that series was a comedy. BUT There is always one exhibitionist who brags on huge their tits are and torments the female lead. That would never happen. Not the teasing. I once got double teamed by two bitchy girls because I was wearing the wrong flannel shirt. No that anyone that insecure teases you they usually have the worst body image of them all.
Women have terrible body images. That is why the lockerroom is hell
Wow that is different form my experience thats for sure. I will say thats accurate to a high school setting but I’ll note it depends on the girls. My friends and I dont have many boundaries so shit like that can and does happen with us (but no ones fool enough to go grabby handy with some one who has not given any oks)
But I will for sure agree it is not as sexy as guys think it is. Its less “man guys love big boobs like yours…. my poor F cup boobs are so small” and more “God fucking damn this fucking under wire.” “You know I’m debating a reduction the back pain is too bad these days” and more “So wait where do you buy your bras from? Mine arent giving enough support” When ever a scene goes that way you know its buy a guy who hasnt had much contact with girls if any at all.
The lighting in this episode seems different/a little too much. Also, yikes, how do you find these titles? I guess CPM is a treasure trove of awfulness. I should hit the database and see what titles I could stand to watch to review.
Learning that the story was by the author of Gantz is the least surprising news i’ve heard in years.
That Rock Papers Scissors scene was almost as intense as the one from Diamond is Unbreakable.
now that I think of it the weird teacher wanting to be with a student is sort of commonplace in anime aka a certain magical index. The only difference is the fact the teacher looks like shes 14 and wants a guy who looks about 16 minus the obsession for sex with a student lol